I'm left confused . Voluntary Aided Schools have to follow the schools admissions code and can be of religious character. Maintained Nursery schools do not have to follow the schools admissions cost and must not be of religious character.
So, Can the Nursery, prioritise admissions based on Faith? Does it have to follow the schools admission code, if not, are there any rules they must follow?
Nurseries are not bound by the Admissions Code. A Local Authority maintained nursery cannot have a religious character but most nurseries are not maintained by the LA. If a school is not maintained by the LA it can have a religious character.